Fast Food The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains  

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Get in the car - easy meals coming up! This is a comprehensive list of the best drive-thru restaurant chains, including Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell, and Wendy's. Are you looking for a new favorite restaurant with drive-through windows? Look no further than our list of favorite restaurant chains that let you just zip on by without getting out of your vehicle. This list of drive-thru restaurants is listed in order from most popular to least, and can be changed depending on which ones the voters prefer the most—even more than McDonald's or Burger King. So pick your favorite chain restaurants in order depending on which ones you most like to visit for drive-through, or copy the list to make your very own list of drive-thru chain restaurants.

Did you forget the name of that delicious chain restaurant that you stopped at on your last vacation? Chances are good that you will find it listed here and can then search for the nearest location to enjoy another visit with delicious drive-thru food. With over 40 restaurants with drive-through chains listed here, most of your favorites will already be on the list. Even if a particular favorite chain restaurant is not in your area, a short drive to the nearest big city may bring you the eating pleasure you were longing for.

Get a pen and paper, browse through the list, and then search for the location closest to you. It’s time for a road trip to experience all your favorite drive-thru restaurants in one trip!

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1,117 464
Chick-fil-A is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

2
826 480
Wendy's is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

3
715 413
In-N-Out Burger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

4
750 417
Taco Bell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

5
572 445
Dairy Queen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

6
635 384
Sonic Drive-In is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

7
515 431
Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Coffeehouse, Limited-Service Restaurants

8
454 394
KFC is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

9
515 494
Burger King is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

10
582 412
Arby's is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

11
437 359
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

12
365 316
Subway is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

13
360 309
Steak 'n Shake is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Food Manufacturing

14
362 309
Whataburger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Food Manufacturing

15
368 353
Dunkin' Donuts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Bakery, Food and Beverage

16
277 207
Mcdonald's is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
alex-crowe added Mcdonald's

17
299 334
A&W Restaurants is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

18
277 338
Jack in the Box is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

19
279 347
White Castle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Food Manufacturing, Fast food

20
272 337
Carl's Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

21
257 319
Checker's and Rally's is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

22
214 273
Jimmy John's is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
ChloeFletcher added Restaurant

23
269 309
Hardee's is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

24
223 354
Long John Silver's is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

25
128 174
Baskin-Robbins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
KimberlyCase added Restaurant, Food and Beverage

26
179 342
Quiznos is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food restaurant

27
153 302
Del Taco is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

28
38 20
Culver's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
MaureenM added Restaurant -

Great butterburgers, frozen custard including a flavor of the day

https://www.culvers.com/locator/view-all-locations

 

29
157 291
Church's Chicken is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Food Manufacturing

30
148 291
Schlotzky's is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Schlotzky's

31
129 270
Big Boy Restaurants is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant

32
123 271
El Pollo Loco is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Fast food

33
36 58
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Stea... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
MaureenM added Restaurant, Fast food -

Great sundaes, delicious hot dogs, they've got it all!

34
13 22
Wienerschnitzel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
MaureenM added Restaurant -

Good selection of hot dogs, reasonable deals, good chili...

35
94 273
Taco John's is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Restaurant, Food Manufacturing, Fast food

36
3 24
Mega Tom's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
MaureenM added Mega Tom's Burgers

Pastrami burger to die for, fried zucchini spears with fantastic ranch, great fries. North Las Vegas, NV, Murrieta CA (Temecula area), Barstow, CA

37
31 166
Rax is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Drive-Thru Restaurant Chains
Joe Kniesner added Restaurant, Fast food